This edition: Music and Technology
Original tape date: January 1, 1998.
This series creates an understanding of the essential nature of music and its broad international cultural applications by exploring the commonalties and the diverse uses of the basic musical elements-melody, rhythm, texture, harmony-that bind all music together.
Music and technology have always enjoyed a complimentary relationship. The evolution of musical styles, the building and development of musical materials have often reflected developments in technology. This program looks at the myriad means by which the sounds of the human body have been extended to create music.